Accession Number:

ADA024557

Title:

Pulsed Laser Ranging Techniques at 1.06 and 10.6 Micrometers

Descriptive Note:

Project rept.

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-03-19

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

Heterodyne and direct detection pulsed laser range finders at both 1. 06 and 10.6 micrometers are compared. The application involves a transmitter receiver at ground level ranging on unresolved high velocity projectiles which appear a few degrees above the horizon at ranges up to 10 km. The analysis includes effects of backgrounds, atmospheric turbulence, atmospheric attenuation and target surface characteristics. Available and projected CO2 and NdYAG laser power levels are assessed to determine expected operating ranges for each system.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE